Mrs. Robert Coleman (1756-1844)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 36 x 28 in. ( 91.4 x 71.1 cm )
Ann Caroline Old was the daughter of James Old (1730-1809) and Margaret (Davies) Old of Quitapahilla Forge, near Lebanon, Pennsylvania. She married Robert Coleman, who worked for her father, on October 4, 1773, at Reading Furnace, Chester County, Pennsylvania. There are two versions of Eichholtz's portrait of Mrs. Coleman, both painted about 1815, one belonging to the Society and one in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington. It is not known which is the original.
Gift of Edward Coleman Delafield
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